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Greenfield man facing multiple charges

A local college student from Greenfield now faces multiple charges after abandoning his truck and leaving the scene of an accident.

On Jan. 25, Deputy Ryan Schaeffer with Weakley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a stranded motorist call on Highway 45 south near Shelton’s.

Upon arrival Schaeffer found an abandoned Dodge Ram 1500 truck down off the roadway in a swampy area with severe front-end damage. No one was found around the truck.

Deputies were able to make contact with the vehicle’s owner, who stated that her son, 19-year-old Jackson Cooper Creed, drives the truck.

Deputies could not make contact with Creed but spoke with his fraternity brothers who stated that the last they knew he was out at a bar in Martin earlier in the evening.

After the vehicle was recovered, Creed returned to the scene with his mother. Creed stated that he lost control of the vehicle on Highway 45 and ended up off the roadway where the truck was found, and left the scene of the accident, without reporting it with a friend.

While speaking with Creed, Deputies could smell on him a strong odor of alcohol. Creed refused to speak any more about what happened. Neither he nor his mother could provide a current unexpired proof of insurance.

Creed was charged with DWI under 21, drinking age law, implied consent, leaving the scene, notice of accident, due care, roads laned for traffic and proof of insurance.

At Weakley County Jail, Creed refused to provide a blood or breath sample.

DISCLOSER: Information obtained came from the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department affidavit provided by Deputy Ryan Schaeffer.